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Mithril



Joined: 22 Jul 2011
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Location: wessex
PostPosted: Mon Jul 08, 13 8:49 pm    Post subject: The redcurrants are ready  Reply with quote    

My young redcurrant bush has produced two or maybe even three good handfuls of berries this year.

Any suggestions as to what I could do with them?

Nature'sgrafter



Joined: 22 Feb 2012
Posts: 527
Location: Sanday , Orkney
PostPosted: Mon Jul 08, 13 9:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

mix them with raspberry's and make jam

Mithril



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 09, 13 11:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Shame my raspberries are autumn ones

Is there some sort of savory fridge jam type thing I could make to serve with meat? I guess I could buy more redcurrants to add to mine, but I'd rather just make one servings worth using just mine.

Or I could do muffins...

Luath



Joined: 03 Dec 2009
Posts: 758

PostPosted: Tue Jul 09, 13 11:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Stew them gently in a little water, add butter, salt and pepper for a Cumberland sauce.

Mithril



Joined: 22 Jul 2011
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 09, 13 7:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Luath wrote:
Stew them gently in a little water, add butter, salt and pepper for a Cumberland sauce.


Thanks, I'll give it a go

Calli



Joined: 13 Mar 2009
Posts: 626
Location: Galway
PostPosted: Tue Jul 09, 13 10:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Shedloads of redcurrants - just have to beat the kids and the birds

Green Rosie



Joined: 13 May 2007
Posts: 10498
Location: Calvados, France
PostPosted: Wed Jul 10, 13 8:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Drop a few of them into sponge mix and make real fruit buns.

Or freeze until the raspberries are ready!

Nicky Colour it green



Joined: 25 Jun 2007
Posts: 8698
Location: Devon, uk
PostPosted: Wed Jul 10, 13 9:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I always struggled to use redcurrants - and only ended up mixing them with other things to use them up or making redcurrant jelly In the end I dug up the bush and had more blackcurrants.

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